Apparently, the top Dominion Champions are the ones that I have been pitted against each and every match. These guys will give you a hurtin' if you ever face them. I suppose that's why everyone's using them? Give them a try and tell me about your pleasant experiences guys.
The Top Dominion Champions
The Dominion map features fast-paced action in true capture-the-flag style. Points are awarded for capturing the turrets and possessing them in order to reduce your opponents' Nexus hit points. When their base hit points depletes, then your team wins. You can also reduce their Nexus hit points by slaying enemy champions, but the points come with a diminished return.
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I want to thank you all for reading my blog and sending me your helpful emails and comments! Lately, I have been bombarded with requests to do an *updated* champion tier list due to the new patches and new champions. Since there are so many updates, I have decided to make new POSTS (not pages) with the new champion tier list updates, which I will link to from my main tier list page. Here is my updated normal game tier list for September 2011:
Kennen Lee Sin Leona
Sona Soraka Wukong
Caitlyn Cassiopeia Gangplank Karma
Twisted Fate Vayne
Tier 1 Description
Tier 1 champions are mainstream, almost 'instant-win' champions in the hands of basically any player. They make great additions to any team, usually require very little items to dominate, are useful early-mid-late game, deal loads of damage, have survivability, can survive ganks, can save teammates from harm, are great lane pushers, have a lower learning curve than Tiers 2/3/4, and generally do not require intense farming in order to be of any use. If you see a teammate pick one of these champions, rest assured that your team stands a better chance of winning. You can just pick these champions for the first time and win most games with them easily.
Tier 2 Description
Tier 2 champions are great for most games and in most situations. They can hold their own in any lane and can dominate a game if powered up. Tier 2 champions make great complements to the Tier 1 champions. They are quite dangerous on their own, and are useful in almost every situation.
Tier 3 Description
Tier 3 champions are fun champions to play in general. Average players will win roughly 50% of their games with these champions, as these champions tend to deal very little damage, are more support than at the core of the team, require more skill to play than Tier 1 or Tier 2 champions, are not lane pushers, do not farm as easily as other champions, and really shine in premade teams where players syngergize well and poised to take advantage of these champions' abilities.
Tier 4 Description
These champions are not recommended for normal 5v5 solo que play in the hands of an average player. They require high learning curves, massive farming, have very little survivability, and/or are useful in only a few situations. If you have already learned how to use these champions, then by all means, use them! But beginners should stay far away from these champions if they want to win games. Leave these champions to the pros, as pros can utilize these champions to their fullest potential!
I made this list in response to my readers' (your) requests. Some things I must point out are as follows:
This tier list is for normal 5v5 solo queue.
This tier list assumes that players have only average experience with the game (about 300-500 normal game wins), are average in skill level, are only casual/hobby/leisure gamers, and use common, straight-forward item/skill builds for each champion. Please do not confuse this tier list with a 'draft mode' tier list (I recommend Elementz's tier lists for such hardcore gaming tier lists).
This tier list is solely my own personal opinion and is based on my own personal experiences in normal 5v5 solo queue.
This tier list only lists the champions in their respective tiers. I have general descriptions of each tier, but do not plan on explaining my decisions on a per-champion-basis, so please do not ask!
Everyone has their own opinions, and all are welcome to comment with useful feedback. Any type of trolling will be promptly deleted.
This tier list is not intended to be a type of bible for players, and therefore is not recommended to be used as such.
This tier list is subject to change based on my experiences and personal opinion! Newly released champions will be added after careful review!
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*Special note* I understand that all of the champions have their strengths and weaknesses which can be harnessed to their fullest potential by extraordinarily skilled players. If you are one of these elite players, then this tier list does not apply to you! Elite players can, in essence, use any champion and win just about every game, regardless of what champion they use or what team they are playing on! Kudos to you, and please disregard any information which I provide on this article, as you surely far surpass any level of knowledge that I may have to offer! Please remember that this entire blog is based around casual, experienced, advanced gamers, but not necessarily hardcore, tournament, elite gamers.
You guys should take this opportunity to play during the fresh elo reset, as this may be your only opportunity to play with pro players like HotShotGG, Elementz, and many other players! (Hint: they start out at the same elo as the rest of us!). Good luck, everyone!